David Nussbaum, Drax, sustainability

17 November, 2017

Well connected: David Nussbaum, Drax

It’s counterintuitive. David Nussbaum, a former chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund in the UK, has been appointed non-executive director...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

17 November, 2017

Watchdog to review reporting of Brexit risks

The UK's corporate reporting watchdog will be reviewing how Brexit affects the disclosure of "principal risks and uncertainties" in its next thematic reviews. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) ...
corporate reporting, ESG reporting

15 November, 2017

Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue

Given the importance of sustainability to current business models, it is no surprise that those measures which rate company performance on enviro...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

14 November, 2017

Call for more corporate reporting on UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UK’s corporate governance watchdog should explore ways to increase transparency in corporate reporting of company contributions towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

13 November, 2017

Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code

Stewardship is not a new concept. The seminal 1992 Cadbury Report recommended that investors should disclose their policies on the use of their v...

13 November, 2017

ESG low priority for more than half of Japanese companies, survey shows

A survey of Japanese companies has found that more than half, 58%, have no interest in joining an index that measures performance on environmental, social or governance (ESG) metrics. The news come...
Donald Brydon, London Stock Exchange

10 November, 2017

Investors head for showdown with LSE board over CEO’s departure

The board of the London Stock Exchange is this morning considering demands for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) from shareholders angry over the resignation of chief executive Xavier Rolet. T...
Robert Swannell, M&S

9 November, 2017

A leading role for the future: Robert Swannell, M&S

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Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

7 November, 2017

LSE clashes with shareholders over governance of CEO departure

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday forced to defend the handling of its CEO's departure, saying that it had followed "a proper governance process". The statement followed a letter from a...
corporate culture, business culture

6 November, 2017

European survey: boards struggle with culture

Almost two-thirds of European company directors work on boards that either fall short of giving corporate culture significant attention, or fail to include it in their formal risk-manage...